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Offline RedJeepster1

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
My d30 cover from Solid came with hardware.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2017, 12:16:16 PM »
The sticker is the best part


Buy longer hardware ! dont rely on the stock hardware, in some situations it is too short

They sent hardware with them. Not sure if they are longer or not. They also gave me 5 stickers!! What a deal!! (blue for sarcasm, right?)...your welcome to them... :mrgreen:

Also, there's a thread that mentions gasket/no gasket...and what type of sealant to use. Looked through the forum and can't seem to find it. Not sure if I want to use the RTV stuff that came with the covers. What is the name of the stuff that some of you have mentioned in the other post?
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2017, 12:19:40 PM »
RTV

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2017, 12:32:48 PM »
Use the sealant that came with it.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2017, 12:36:44 PM »
Right Stuff!
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2017, 01:00:12 PM »
Lube locker
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2017, 01:13:55 PM »
I just switched to lube lockers last year. Haven't done a reinstall, but my main driver is if I had a change a rear axle shaft on the trail (Ford 8.8 c-clip). I just have to worry about popping the cover and dealing with the used oil. I don't have to worry about cleaning the sealant off and reapplying.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2017, 01:59:04 PM »
I will never use RTV on a dif cover if there is a lube locker gasket available. They are a little spendy but I've pulled covers off 4 or 5 times and been able to reuse the lube locker. So in the long run when you factor in cost of RTV they aren't bad purely on cost. From a ease of use standpoint they are much gooder than RTV.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2017, 02:00:39 PM »
Also, there's a thread that mentions gasket/no gasket...and what type of sealant to use. Looked through the forum and can't seem to find it. Not sure if I want to use the RTV stuff that came with the covers. What is the name of the stuff that some of you have mentioned in the other post?

lube locker

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2017, 02:30:55 PM »
Ok,  you've convinced me.   I'll join your Lube Locker cult this spring
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2017, 02:54:44 PM »
looking between tera flex n solid
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2017, 06:41:50 PM »
My Solids have taken a beating!  Do yourself a favor, get small washers for the bolts.  Some areas are too tight for a socket, but if you have the washer it works better..  you don't need lube lockers.  Right Stuff.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2017, 07:15:43 PM »
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2017, 09:03:53 PM »
 
I just switched to lube lockers last year. Haven't done a reinstall, but my main driver is if I had a change a rear axle shaft on the trail (Ford 8.8 c-clip). I just have to worry about popping the cover and dealing with the used oil. I don't have to worry about cleaning the sealant off and reapplying.

I ran a lube locker in the D35 I used to have on my old YJ - I carried spare shafts and with C-Clip axle shafts you have to take the cover off  on the trail...  The front D30 diff cover on the YJ was glued on with the Right Stuff - seals great, not an easy task removing it in the shop - forget about it on the trail

My newer TJ shouldn't have problems with shafts on the trail, but I intend on using lube lockers when I change fluids in the D44 (with the Solid cover) or the front D30 (with the Ridler cover)

I think I have a Solid D30 cover kicking around if I didn't give it to the new owner of my YJ

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2017, 05:13:44 PM »
good package deal
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2017, 06:51:39 AM »
Lol I ordered the ps front cover after being peer pressured into it by tom and I figured get the bare and rattle myself as I usually always have paint but when I opened the box they shipped me the powder one lol save some dough the way I like.

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2017, 02:30:27 PM »
Lol I ordered the ps front cover after being peer pressured into it by tom and I figured get the bare and rattle myself as I usually always have paint but when I opened the box they shipped me the powder one lol save some dough the way I like.

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2017, 03:11:42 PM »
Decided to try the LubeLockers. $21.95 each on Amazon & free shipping. Came in the mail today. Even sent a few stickers with them!! Woo Hoo...more stickers!! :rotflmao:
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2017, 08:40:12 PM »
They are thick enough to add a drain hole.  At least the d60 ones are.  Drill and tap for a 1/4-28 down low.  Use a button head screw.  Drain and refill, no gasket worries.  Just use a small gasket under screw head to seal.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2017, 10:28:19 PM »
Took the ORE package deal on the TF with lube lockers....Installed today, no issues....Now to save for the hard rock undercarriage armor

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2017, 05:36:39 AM »
Took the ORE package deal on the TF with lube lockers....Installed today, no issues....Now to save for the hard rock undercarriage armor

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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2017, 04:19:24 PM »
So this morning I removed the front diff skid/slider I'd been using for the past couple years (and bent), and replaced it with the Poison Sypder cover I got last December.  Even though the cover came with sealant, I made a last minute decision to try the Lube Locker gasket (I ordered a pair on Amazon Thursday and got them Saturday via free regular mail!).  I'm glad I went with the Lube Locker...

First thing I noticed when I got the cover, was that the bold heads are recessed to protect them from trail damage, which is a good thing. But some of the mounting holes had too much material around them to get a socket or wrench on the bolt to tighten them.  I had to break out the Dremel to make room.  Not a big deal, but I shouldn't have to do that.

Also, the cover came with grade 8 bolts, which is also a good thing.  But I wonder if they're Chinese Grade 8.  After putting the cover on, torquing the bolts in the right sequence to the right ft-lbs, I got to the final torque on the 2nd to last bolt, and SNAP!  FAWK!  A grade 8 bolt should not break at less than 35 ft-lbs.  So here's where having the Lube Locker paid it's first dividend, because I had to take the cover off and start all over again (fortunately the broken bolt came out easily).

Anyway, everything is back together and so far no leaks.  Yes, the Lube Lockers might be a little pricey, but I think they're worth it, and easier to work with than RTV.  And If I ever replace the half cover that protects the rear diff, I'm going with Solid.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2017, 04:39:02 PM »
I had a bolt break on my OX cover. I haven't bothered to replace it yet, no leaks.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2017, 06:50:03 PM »
I had zero issues with my PS cover. 3/8 drive socket fit no problem.
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Re: diff cover or skid?
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
eric helped me out....great guy....I will be buying more from ORE in the future
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